Pattern: Charming by Anka’s Treasures
Size: 26″ x 32″
Methods of Construction: Machine Applique, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used: various scrap fabrics
Completed July 2009
This little quilt was made with scrap fabrics from my stash. The pattern was offered for free on a blog. I thought it was a very darling quilt. I had always loved the look of applique, but was too scared to try it. For this quilt I tried machine applique. This quilt was also some of my first free-motion machine quilting.
This quilt represents a growth of skills. Some of these skills I would have never tried without the inspiration of others. I also did something with this quilt I had never done before; I made it entirely out of scraps.
I have had this quilt hanging in my living room since it was completed several years ago. I had not planned on it hanging in the show (the reason it is not in the program), but I had accidentally included it in with my quilts that I brought to the show to hang. Wendy, the chair of the show, said it should be in there, so it is!
Right now, my quilt guild is putting on its annual quilt show. Here are a few (okay, a lot of) photos from when I went today.
We are very fortunate to be able to hold it at the local art academy, The Honolulu Academy of Arts. We hold it for about 10 days each year.
In the past, there has been a featured artist that shows their work in the lobby. This year, the committee decided to feature our community service projects.
Na Lima Aloha (The Hands of Love) makes quilts for various groups around the island of Oahu.
The smaller quilts are some of the quilts we donated to the tsunami refugees.
Wounded Warrior quilts – quilts given to the Marine Base Kaneohe for those wounded in service.
Home of the Brave quilts (top). These quilts are given to family members of deceased service members from Hawaii.
Operation Kid Comfort (bottom). These photo quilts are given to children of deployed service members.
That what was on the wall of the lobby. To the right, was the reception area where you can buy calendars, pins, and fabric postcards).
That is Connie sitting at the reception table with this year’s opportunity quilt behind her.
This is the view as you enter the door of the show. A stunning view.
Here are some more area views from various viewpoints around the room…
That is my friend Maureen in the picture… I keep telling her she needs a blog, but she won’t listen to me…
Now I am going to dedicate this post and the next post to the viewer’s choice awards. In the past, you were able to vote for your favorite three quilts in the show. Then on the last day, the ribbons were posted. This year, the committee decided that they would only allow voting for the first three days, and that the viewer’s choice ribbons would be hung for most of the show. I think I got pictures of all of the viewer’s choice awarded.
So this post is about viewer’s choice, first place. This quilt was stunning and the photos do not do it justice.
The Pacific Voyages of Captain Cook by Mildred Tahara
And here are the rest of the viewer’s choice winners:
Hawaiian Flowers from our Land by Dawn Peerson
Monstera’s Wild by Jeanie Salmon
My Blue Hawaii by Wendy Pulsifer
Travelling Flower Garden by Patricia Lei Murray
Contours by Margaret Teruya
Ku’u Wilde Pikake by Marilyn Smith
Omigosh by JoAnne McPherson